Governor Cuomo’s Cluster Action Initiative

Dear WCHS Families,

On October 6, Governor Cuomo announced the Cluster Action Initiative,  a color coding system for identifying areas with high COVID positivity rates.  Locations will be categorized either Red, Orange, or Yellow, based on proximity to the cluster.  The severity of the problem will determine the response.

The initiative will divide clusters and the areas around them into three categories with successively higher restrictions within each one:

Williamsburg Charter High School has not been identified as being in any of Governor Cuomo’s cluster zones at this time; however, WCHS’ zip code, 11206, has been placed on Mayor DeBlasio’s Watchlist. 

In the event that WCHS is placed in a cluster zone, parents will be notified via letter, autocall, social media, and it will be posted on the website on our COVID portal ( School closures will be announced via letter, autocall, social media and on the website. 

The COVID portal will be updated daily to show WCHS’ color zone. 

In the meantime, please continue to take your student’s temperature and keep them home if they are sick or respond “YES” to any of our Daily Screening Questions. We encourage all students and families to wash hands frequently, wear a face covering,  stay 6 feet apart, and avoid large gatherings.

Information regarding free COVID testing is available here:

Please note, all families whose students are receiving in-person instruction may transfer to remote instruction using the Hybrid Learning Selection Change Form. 


Jahi Bashir, Active Interim Head of School
Valerie Jacobson, Head of Operations

Estimadas familias de la WCHS,

El 6 de octubre, el Gobernador Cuomo anunció la Iniciativa Cluster Action, un sistema de codificación de colores para identificar áreas con altas tasas de positividad de COVID.  Las ubicaciones se clasificarán en Rojo, Naranja, o Amarillo, según la proximidad al conglomerado.  La severidad del problema determinará la respuesta.

La iniciativa dividirá los conglomerados y las áreas que los rodean en tres categorías con restricciones sucesivamente mayores dentro de cada uno:

En caso de que la WCHS se coloque en una zona del conglomerado, los padres serán notificados por carta, llamada automática, redes sociales, y se publicará en el sitio web de nuestro portal COVID ( El cierre de las escuelas será anunciado por carta, llamada automática, redes sociales, y se publicará en el sitio web. 

El portal de COVID será actualizado diariamente para demostrar la zona de color de la WCHS.

Mientras tanto, continúe tomando la temperatura de su hijo y manténgalo en casa si está enfermo o responda “SI” en la encuesta Daily Screening Questions. Alentamos a todos los estudiantes y familias a que se laven las manos con frecuencia, se cubran la cara, se mantengan a una distancia de seis pies y eviten las reuniones masivas.

Información sobre las pruebas de COVID gratuitas está disponible aquí:

Tenga en cuenta que todas las familias cuyos estudiantes reciben instrucción en persona pueden transferirse a instrucción remota utilizando la encuesta Hybrid Learning Selection Change Form. 

Jahi Bashir, Director Interina Activo de la Escuela
Valerie Jacobson, Directora de Operaciones

Williamsburg Charter High School

The Williamsburg Charter High School unites youth, families, staff, teachers and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to make sense of the world, preparing them in their journey to become citizens of the local and global community. Young people will accomplish this through participation in a liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the visual and performing arts, technology and explorations in disciplines designed to teach justice, independent thinking, respect and compassion for themselves and others as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication, and research.

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